This week’s guest on The WTiN Podcast is Shawn Mealey, technical service and development scientist at Dow.
Founded in 1897, Dow is a multinational chemical corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, in the US. Back then it was just a science start-up but now it is known as an ‘innovation powerhouse’, developing and supplying silicones, coatings, plastics and more to almost all industries. In fact, Dow now has over 100 sites across 31 countries and has a turnover of around US$39bn.
In this episode, Mealey talks about the company’s new fluorocarbon-free durable water repellent called the DOWSIL IE-8749 Emulsion, which is based on silicone technology. The team began working on this development nearly five years ago, but it is the increasing demand for more sustainable products from the market that accelerated its progress just recently. Elsewhere, Mealey talks about the importance of performance and developing sustainable alternatives that can seamlessly fit into existing business operations, and what we can expect from Dow in the near future.
To find out more about Dow, visit www.dow.com